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Dedicated Mentor

Shared Apprenticeships is a not-for-profit VCSE / Social Enterprise employing young people, as apprentices in the Construction industry and wider Built Environment. We support and mentor our apprentices, aiming to see each one through to successful completion and onward progression into the industry. Contact Us for details and read our Testimonials here.

Safeguarding our young apprentices

  • Vetted – Enhanced DBS.
  • Trained – e.g., Prevent training and Safeguarding qualifications (Level 2).
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – DSL Level 3.

Alert to the health, safety and wellbeing of our apprentices

  • From the outset – Delivering an induction, supply PPE, and arranging health & safety training courses.
  • Mental Health aware – Mental Health First Aid qualified.
  • Trained – personally trained in mentoring, health & safety, and mental health.
  • In regular contact with our apprentices – scheduled calls, seeking regular updates but always there in times of need and alert to any issues at home or on site.
  • In regular contact with our host companies – scheduled calls, seeking regular updates but always there in times of need, alert to any issues and checking attendance as well as attitude to work.
  • Arranging Interventions – minimising any potential issues by ‘nipping them in the bud’.
  • Signposting – to sources of external help and support if needed.

Acknowledging achievements

  • Awards – nominating apprentices for Apprentice of the Month and external awards.
  • PR opportunities – working with our apprentices to raise awareness of careers in construction.

Seeking apprentice development opportunities

  • Life skills – focusing on listening skills, verbal communication, eye contact, and confidence.
  • Workplace skills – focusing on attendance, punctuality, response to instructions, professionalism in the workplace, IT skills, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Professional development – encouraging professional memberships and engagement.

Collaborating with key stakeholders

  • College Assessors – helping ensure that our apprentices are progressing as expected.
  • Professional and Trade bodies – seeking opportunities for additional training and benefits.